Apple last night shipped an essential software update for Boot Camp users, boosting performance of the Apple Multi-Touch trackpad when running Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista on a Mac computer using Boot Camp.

The update’s for Boot Camp users with 13-inch unibody MacBooks released in late 2008 or any MacBook Air model released since late 2008.

A tech support note from Cupertino says:

"This update improves the performance of the Apple Multi-Touch trackpad when running Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista on a Mac computer using Boot Camp.

"For information on how to install this update, please visit this website: About the Multi-Touch Trackpad update 1.1 for Windows XP and Vista".

Users should download the update while running Windows XP or Vista. When the download is complete, double-click on the AppleBCUpdate.exe file that will appear on the desktop and follow the onscreen installation instructions.

The 3.93MB update is available now.

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